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RedDot BrewHouse Dempsey

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25A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670, Singapore
+65 6475 0500
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: The brand name RedDot traces my first encounter with beer brewing in South...
The brand name RedDot traces my first encounter with beer brewing in South Africa. It all happened in 1997 when I was on a safari holiday at Kruger National Park.One afternoon, I passed two South African soldiers who were chatting away beside a military truck, which was parked a short distance from the stockade where I was staying. At that time, the thought of joining these two soldiers sitting in the open safari with lions, impalas and elephants roaming in the background really thrilled me. That would be the highlight of my South African holiday. Driven by this curiosity, I drove out of the stockade to find these two soldiers in order to enjoy this unusual freedom.The soldiers were also happy to meet a visitor from Singapore. They offered me an unlabelled bottled beer. Having a cold beer in the sweltering heat in the middle of nowhere was just great. I asked them for the brand and they said it was home-brewed. That was the first time I heard of home-brew. The South African soldiers assured me that it was easy to brew and directed me to buy the ingredients from a homebrew shop in Johannesburg.At one of the homebrew shops, I was asked whether I wanted to brew an Ale or a Lager. At that time, not knowing enough about beers, I was puzzled. The ingredients were packed and marked with either one red dot or with no marking at all. I chose the packet with one red dot. That began my journey into brewing. As such, when I decided to set up a microbrewery, RedDot becomes a natural choice of a name.Subsequent years saw me spending much time researching and building brewing equipment on my own in order to experiment and to create different types of beer. Finally, I decided to validate my brewing knowledge in the States. The course gave me the confidence that I was ready.RedDot BrewHouse at Dempsey is a passion that took almost a decade to materialize. Housing a brewery in a historical building that was rich in military history and set in lush tranquility was simply irresistible. An old dilapidated barrack was restored to what you see today with some of the original bricks that were 100 odd years old. Two and a half years later in 2010, we found another beautiful historical building at Boat Quay, south bank of the Singapore River mouth, a river that was the source of entrepot trade and life in early Singapore. The second RedDot BrewHouse now offers our signature beers from a row of old Chinese shop houses which is rich in commercial history of our early Chinese settlers.Beers, an age old historical beverage, to be enjoyed in age old historical buildings like Dempsey’s Tanglin Barracks (1860) and Boat Quay’s old commercial Chinese shop houses (1826). RedDot Beers, housed in rich history, rich in taste. Cheers!
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice beer!

Often visit this place to chillax, and my fav beer would be their beer with Spirulina, which is green in color. Over the weekend they have a live band down there, and their food is very nice. It is also a great and relaxing place to countdown for Christmas and new year.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
teokm
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Singapore
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  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Often visit this place to chillax, and my fav beer would be their beer with Spirulina, which is green in color. Over the weekend they have a live band down there, and their food is very nice. It is also a great and relaxing place to countdown for Christmas and new year.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A close friend of mine had his daughter turning 10. We met at Reddot Dempsey to plan this. Wanting a venue that would be sprightly and endearing to the kids, we thought the fantastic setting, ambience and space offered by Reddot Dempsey would be perfect for a saturday afternoon with a plethora of kids party excitement. A huge THANKYOU to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The atmosphere was very nice with a live band on Saturday night. The servers are excellent handling the very large crowd. We made the mistake of ordering some starters and then a main. I know that this is a strange comment, but they give you much too much food in the starters and then no one could finish the mains.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice ambiance for a lazy afternoon for coffee and beer. There is the outdoor area and the covered area. The only thing is if the afternoon is hot then it is not so pleasant. The night is a very nice place... we go there for beers, not so much of the food. They have their own drafts which is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Upon walking into this place around at 8pm (friday) in the evening, the atmosphere i felt was great. they are already on festive mood as the restaurant is warmly decorated for Christmas. I was given a copy of the Christmas menu and ordered few dishes for my wife and my kids... My wife was so happy to eat the Turkey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went here on a Thursday night. It's good that they accept walk-in customers even though this place is always packed. The place was beautiful and the ambiance was very relaxing. I visited Reddot because my friend recommended the beers. While waiting for my friend, i started the night with a pint of their Summer Ale, smooth and with nice hoppiness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

RedDot has some very good beers on draft. I have not eaten at this establishment so I can not attest to their food, but their beer selection and quality is decent at decent prices with a nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Tried lime flavoured beer with tonnes of food with friends. Good ambience, there were few corporate tables booked and employees were having great times. Crispy Pork belly and Truffle fries were very good. Also tried spicy italian sausage and pork knuckle, very tasty. Good prompt service. Recommended place to have a good time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The location is a bit out of the way in the Dempsey Hill area but well worth the trip. The main purpose of our visit was to check out the microbrew but the food turned out to be a really pleasant surprise. Avocado Salad, Baby Spinach Salad, Grilled Squid - all excellent. There were 6 beers on offer and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's tough to find good beer at most places in singapore. I will happily drink a tiger beer but can only take so much. Red dot has a decent selection of good beers although my only complaint is their IPA is considered seasonal so it's not available throughout most of the year. If you're here on an extended stay invest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Tanglin
  • Neighborhood: Tanglin
  • Phone Number: +65 6475 0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business

Description

The brand name RedDot traces my first encounter with beer brewing in South Africa. It all happened in 1997 when I was on a safari holiday at Kruger National Park.One afternoon, I passed two South African soldiers who were chatting away beside a military truck, which was parked a short distance from the stockade where I was staying. At that time, the thought of joining these two soldiers sitting in the open safari with lions, impalas and elephants roaming in the background really thrilled me. That would be the highlight of my South African holiday. Driven by this curiosity, I drove out of the stockade to find these two soldiers in order to enjoy this unusual freedom.The soldiers were also happy to meet a visitor from Singapore. They offered me an unlabelled bottled beer. Having a cold beer in the sweltering heat in the middle of nowhere was just great. I asked them for the brand and they said it was home-brewed. That was the first time I heard of home-brew. The South African soldiers assured me that it was easy to brew and directed me to buy the ingredients from a homebrew shop in Johannesburg.At one of the homebrew shops, I was asked whether I wanted to brew an Ale or a Lager. At that time, not knowing enough about beers, I was puzzled. The ingredients were packed and marked with either one red dot or with no marking at all. I chose the packet with one red dot. That began my journey into brewing. As such, when I decided to set up a microbrewery, RedDot becomes a natural choice of a name.Subsequent years saw me spending much time researching and building brewing equipment on my own in order to experiment and to create different types of beer. Finally, I decided to validate my brewing knowledge in the States. The course gave me the confidence that I was ready.RedDot BrewHouse at Dempsey is a passion that took almost a decade to materialize. Housing a brewery in a historical building that was rich in military history and set in lush tranquility was simply irresistible. An old dilapidated barrack was restored to what you see today with some of the original bricks that were 100 odd years old. Two and a half years later in 2010, we found another beautiful historical building at Boat Quay, south bank of the Singapore River mouth, a river that was the source of entrepot trade and life in early Singapore. The second RedDot BrewHouse now offers our signature beers from a row of old Chinese shop houses which is rich in commercial history of our early Chinese settlers.Beers, an age old historical beverage, to be enjoyed in age old historical buildings like Dempsey’s Tanglin Barracks (1860) and Boat Quay’s old commercial Chinese shop houses (1826). RedDot Beers, housed in rich history, rich in taste. Cheers!
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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